#publictalk: “How We Can Protect Ourselves from Satan’s Snares.”
“The fish sees the lure, but doesn’t see the hook, doesn’t see the line, doesn’t see the net, and certainly doesn’t see the skillet on your kitchen,” the speaker points out.
Understand Satan and ways better so we can protect ourselves, he says. Yes.
Some say devil created by God to balance universe? Instead, it works as Jas 1:14 says, each one is enticed by own desire, that desire when fertile leads to sin. That sequence happened to Satan, who really created himself, since name satan means adversary,,
“Any lure this system offers nothing but a cheap knock-off, it’s a farce,” says the speaker, as he goes on to focus on two “lures”—pride and greed. And after that, discussion of that suit of spiritual armor from Ephesians 6.
#watchtowerstudy today: “Why We Attend the Memorial.” Theme scripture: “Keep doing this in remembrance of me.”—LUKE 22:19
Huh! Conductor was disconnected. Someone else had to introduce, now he is back. This kind of thing won’t happen starting next week.
Para 5: The hope of anointed is immediate, one bro says. If he dies, he is in the grave until the resurrection. For anointed to die in the Lord’s day, it is: “We will not all fall asleep in death, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the blink of an eye…1/2
during the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised up. (1 Cor 15:51-52)….2/2
Para 9-11: 3 paragraphs that open with scriptures. Zach 8:23 ‘ten men grab hold of skirt of a Jew,’ Ezekiel 37, ‘stick of Joseph and Ephraim united,’ Matthew 25:31-36, ‘other sheep supporting Christ’s brothers.
Para 14. “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.” It’s a good thing to be able to explain just how this works, involving corresponding ransom of perfect life
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
Para 20: Okay, Zoom Memorials got the job done—we made it work—but real live in-person ones will be a welcome resumption of what is normal.
“And all those gathered here will know that it is not with the sword or the spear that Jehovah saves, for the battle belongs to Jehovah, and he will give all of you into our hand,” said David to Goliath. (1 Samuel 17:47) #midweekmeeting
The Philistine then said: “I do taunt the battle line of Israel this day. Give me a man, and let us fight it out!” (1 Samuel 17:10) Why do I think of Elon Musk just now, who challenged Putin to hand-to-hand combat with Ukraine as the prize? (Did you know that Joe Rogan offered to train him?)
Goliath wore more in armor than David probably weighed, one sis says, and yet David goes on and on about how he’s going to feed his flesh to the birds, etc, etc. Faith at work, she says.
“When his oldest brother Eliab heard him speak to the men, he became angry with David and said: “Why have you come down?… I well know your presumptuousness and the bad intentions of your heart; you came down just to see the battle.” (1 Samuel 17:28) ….1/2
Is this rush to judgment the heart God could see into but humans couldn’t?….2/2
“Jehovah eventually said to Samuel: “How long will you mourn for Saul now that I have rejected him from ruling as king over Israel? …go…I will send you to Jesʹse the Bethlehemite” (1 Samuel 17:1) Look, the guy’s a loser. I’ve moved on. How about you?….1/2
I had the Bible reading tonight and tried to make that point stand out….2/2
The dog interrupts Zoom, barks it head off because deer are on the hill across the street. After a lull, it resumes barking, I look, and they are much closer. I expect him to look up again and find them inches away, staring directly into the window, as though in the Twilight Zone
“I was horrified when several masked officers broke down the doors and burst into the home where the meeting was being held. Everything happened at once, loud sounds, noise, the order [for] everyone [to] sit on the floor.”…“I was overcome with fear when they put me in handcuffs place me in the police find and took me to jail.”…“I was afraid because I didn't know how long I would be there and what was awaiting me”…“I was mostly afraid about what I would face in prison, whom I would encounter, how to act, how others would treat me—the unknown.”…“when one of the officers began to describe how bad life is behind bars I imagined that behind the officer stood an angel just like the one who supported Daniel in the illustration. this helped me to calm down not panic or be afraid. That's how jehovah supported me.”
“When you don't concentrate on yourself and focus on helping others fear disappears.”…“Something that helped me to cope with my fears is hope looking at the situation through Jehovah's eyes seeing what would happen next that this is not the end of the situation but only a difficult phase through which you can pass.”…“I understood that it was important to solve problems as they came up and not to be troubled by what might never happen.”
“Fear is interesting, fear can be inside a person and if someone is afraid that is not shameful but the question is can you overcome this fear can you get the fear under your control can you overcome the surge of negativity and when my heart swayed me to get scared next word to pray I pray to jehovah to give me courage and not be afraid of anyone or anything.”…“I still say to myself….do not fear anybody or anything except Jehovah.”
“I really appreciate your support very happy for all your latest thoughts from all your prayers I really appreciate it a lot I try to do my best and I try to search your home in the best way that I I will do that forever.”